Kat Kramer’s live performance to kick-off HMP Celebrity Showcase weekly web series

Asha Bajaj
3 min readFeb 17, 2021

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Los Angeles (United States)/ Canadian-Media: A new weekly YouTube series HMP Celebrity Showcase was kicked off on Dec 6, 2020, by a live performance by Katharine “Kat” Kramer, an actress, singer, journalist, producer, and activist to honor Lily Tomlin, the award-winning actress, writer, and comedienne.

HMP Celebrity Showcase, with its short segments, was launched to honor the contributors’ rich broadcasting history by devoting each month to honoring a single celebrity, and Lily Tomlin, was selected as the “first” Honoree of the Month.

A special episode selected from Lily Tomlin’s awards luncheon, held at The Sportsman’s Lodge in Los Angeles, February 17, 2012, was premiered by Hollywood Media Professionals (HMP) to launch of HMP Celebrity Showcase by featuring an original musical parody for Lily, written and performed by Kat.

Kat Kramer. Image credit: Twitter handle

Kat started her special tribute by telling the crowd that all her life she had been dreaming of the day she would “open for Lily Tomlin at the pioneer lunch, right here in Studio City” a humorous reference to the fact Kat Kramer always aspired to be the opening act for Lily Tomlin on the road. At last, Kat had the great chance to ‘open the program’ when Lily was honored with the prestigious Art Gilmore Award at the Pioneer Luncheon presented by the Pacific Pioneer Broadcasters (PPB), which has been honoring entertainment, music, and broadcasting legends since 1966. Art Gilmore actually founded the PPB in 1966.

Kat Kramer honors Lily. Image credit: Screenshot

“Dear Lily Tomlin, I am singing this to you” Kat serenaded the audience of 400 entertainment industry and broadcasting veterans, in a parody version of the Judy Garland song classic “You Made Me Love

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Asha Bajaj

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